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But now I see it is no living bue, .
By the power which hath broken
The grave which enthrall’d thee,
Or those who have call’d thee!
She is silent, And in that silence I am more than answered.
My power extends no further. Prince of air! It rests with thee alone-command her voice.
Spirit-obey this sceptre !
Silent still! She is not of our order, but belongs To the other powers. Mortal! thy quest is pain, And we are baffled also.
Hear me, hear me Astarte ! my beloved! speak to me :
I have so much cndured--so mucli cnilure-
PHANTOM OF ASTARTE.
01. Say on, say onI live but in the sound+it is thy voice!
PHANTOM OF Astarte.
One word for mercy! Say, thou lovest me.
PHANTOM OF ASTARTE. Manfred!
( The Spirit of ASTARTE disappears. )
She's gone, and will not be recall'd; Her words will be fulfilld. Return to the earth.
... A SPIRIT. He is convulsed–This is to be a mortal, And seek the things beyond mortality.
Yet, see, he mastereth himself, and makes.
Hast thou further question Of our great sovereign, or his worshippers ?
Then for a time farewell.
. (Exit MANFRED.)
( Scene closes. ).
END OF ACT SECOND.
A Hall in the Castle of Manfred.
MANFRED and HERMAN.
What is the hour?
It wants but one till sunset, And promises a lovely twilight.
Are all things so disposed of in the tower
All, my lord, are ready; Here is the key and casket.
It is well :
Thou may’st retire.